Cannaregio

Cannaregio, Venice: Address, Phone Number, Cannaregio Reviews: 4.5/5

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Rival to Castello for bragging rights as the largest of Venice's six sestieri (boroughs).
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Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany881 contributions
Feb 2020
Especially the area around the railwaly station and the Strada Nova are very touristy and a hotspot of overtourism. A lot of souvenir shops and souvenir sellers on the street. Some parts of the backside are in opposite to that really quiet.
Written January 31, 2021
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David M
Cambridge, UK2,056 contributions
Jan 2020
Most visitors to Venice see the main sites and little else, but one of the great joys of Venice is getting off the beaten track and seeing the more usual area. We were staying in an AirBNB in Cannaregio, which is a more residential area... albeit that Venetians are being driven out of Venice because housing is becoming too expensive...partly due to the rise of AirBNB! Hmm. A quandary for tourists, that point!
Written February 16, 2020
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thenorthlondonguy
London, UK78 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Amazing sites and architecture. I wouldn't be put off by the cold February month as the sun really warms you up if you choose to sit in a good spot.

We saw the opening ceremony and the gondola procession. Both great sights to see!

If you plan on getting a prime location for these spectacles then expect to get there more than an hour (maybe 2) beforehand.
Written February 10, 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,128 contributions
Sep 2021
Most tourists pass through this district without paying much attention to it. Canna (reed) regio is large and still contains quite a few residential areas criss crossed by narrow canals. Ca d'Oro (museum in a 15th century palace) and churches from the same period, as well as the Jewish quarter are among the highlights to visit. Very few trees or green spaces. Personally I liked the walk along the 1 km long northern quay called Fondamente Nove bordering the lagoon and opposite San Michele.
Written October 20, 2021
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oreisl
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK1,622 contributions
Jan 2020
This is my favourite part of Venice. Much less crowded than San Marco you can often be the only ones wandering the gorgeous narrow streets. There are many small, very good restaurants & shops mainly frequented by locals. However, you are also very close to the main shopping area and the Rialto. Plus fabulous views of the beautiful Cimitero di San Michele across the Lagoon. We arrived on a freezing, dark, misty evening and it was magical.
Written January 30, 2020
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Urns388
Singapore, Singapore125 contributions
Dec 2019
This is not in the thick of action but there are still enough eateries and shops to spend an hour or so walking around. It definitely does not have the crowds of Rialto or the more popular spots, but it's really pleasant especially if your hotel is in the vicinity, and there and you want to have a nice meal without having to squeeze with crowds of people. I like it!
Written January 2, 2020
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Buss Brigitte
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland13 contributions
Oct 2020
nice small restaurations, discret in the corners, nice smaller stores. What wonderful fish we had seen. Walking around and discovering just what you like to do in Venice without crods around your feet.
Written October 15, 2020
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Deezy1
297 contributions
Mar 2022
I stayed in a hotel in this area. It was such a lively area. We had everything we needed, right out the door. There was plenty of dining options, shops, souvenir vendors and great things to walk by. I wouldn't hesitate to stay in Cannaregio again.
Written April 27, 2022
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Peniludez
Nottingham205 contributions
Jan 2020
We stayed at this Hotel in the Cannaregio district. It is a ten minute walk from the bus station. It’s an area with plenty of shops, cafes, bars, the university, market stalls. We found it a very easy walk through to St. Marks Square.
Written February 3, 2020
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Marco
Schio, Italy3,780 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Venetian Ghetto was the area of Venice in which Jews were compelled to live by the government of the Venetian Republic. The English word ghetto is derived from the Jewish ghetto in Venice. The Venetian Ghetto was instituted on 29 March 1516. It was not the first time that Jews in Venice were compelled to live in a segregated area of the city.
Written October 31, 2019
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